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Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Genealogy

Brief History

Cemeteries

Church Records

Historically, the largest religious groups in New Hampshire were the Congregational, Baptist, Roman Catholic, and Methodist churches. For general information about New Hampshire denominations, view the New Hampshire Church Records wiki page.

To see the churches in Westmoreland, visit FamilySearch Places.

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. The following are church records available online for the town of Westmoreland:

City Directories

Land Records

The following are online land records for the town of Westmoreland:

Libraries and Historical Societies

Maps

The following are online maps of the town of Westmoreland:

Newspapers

Probate Records

In Connecticut, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of Westmoreland:

Town Histories

Go to Archive.org to find published materials for this town.

Town Records

In New Hampshire, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are Westmoreland town records available online:

Town Clerk

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Westmoreland Town Office
PO Box 55
Westmoreland, NH 03467

Vital Records

Births

Marriages

Deaths

Town Reports

The town of Westmoreland kept annual town reports. These reports often contained birth, marriage, and death information. Below is a list of years when Westmoreland kept town reports. (NOTE: Occasionally, these town reports missed vital statistic information from the end of the year. If you don't find your ancestor's vital information, check the following year's town report to see if your ancestor's information was recorded later.)

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